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16 July 2018


National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards

LATEST NEWS | By National LGBT Media Association | Jul 12

The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) has announced its third annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names.

LGBT groups react harshly to Kavanaugh

POLITICS | By Lisa Keen | Jul 11

Reaction from LGBT organizations to President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court was unsparing Monday night, with many saying he will not be like Anthony Kennedy, the justice he is replacing.

Russian lesbian continuing the fight from afar

NEWS | By Heather Cassell | Jul 11

It was a bold move. One that was dangerous in Russia, a country known for being one of the most homophobic in the world, and, eventually, led a woman to flee with her family to the United States.

Hormel Center fellow brings in younger patrons

NEWS | By Alex Madison | Jul 11

Mason J. Olaya-Smith went from sleeping in the San Francisco Public Library to being the first fellow at the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center on the third floor.

News Briefs: Castro Valley Pride is Saturday

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Jul 11

The eighth annual Castro Valley Pride festival will be held Saturday, July 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at Castro Valley High School, 19501 Redwood Road.

Guest Opinion: English only

NEWS | By Emilio Gonzalez | Jul 11

When I told my mother what the principal had done to me she took off her white cotton apron, put on her walking shoes, and in her everyday housedress took me by the hand, dabbed my tears, and said, "Let's go, Emilio."

Political Notebook: LGBT clubs to revote on East Bay Assembly race endorsement

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 11

Since no candidate secured their endorsements in the June primary race for the open 15th Assembly District seat, two East Bay LGBT political clubs will now vote on endorsing one of the two candidates moving on to the November election.

O'Sullivan found guilty of stealing rainbow flag

CRIME | By Alex Madison | Jul 11

A Sonoma county jury found the man who stole a rainbow flag from the Guerneville Plaza flagpole in May guilty of petty theft June 28.

Editorial cartoon

NEWS | By Paul Berge | Jul 11

This week's editorial cartoon.

Arts & Culture

The David Ireland Houseguest

ART | By Sura Wood | Jul 11

The 1886 Edwardian-style Italianate home at 500 Capp Street in the Mission District, where the late San Francisco conceptual artist David Ireland lived for three decades until several years before his death in 2009, is possibly his greatest achievement.

Derek Jarman's queer king

DVD | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 11

Derek Jarman's raw and captivating interpretation of Christopher Marlowe's play "Edward II" (1991) has been digitally restored in a pristine Blu-ray version just released by Film Movement.

Future stars of the opera stage

MUSIC | By Philip Campbell | Jul 11

In the good old summertime, San Francisco music-lovers can always rely on the Merola Opera program to uphold a celebrated tradition, selecting, training and showcasing young singers.

Warm weather page-turners: mysteries

BOOKS | By Tavo Amador | Jul 11

A fine crop of murder mysteries is available to keep readers engaged while at the beach, the pool, or flying to an interesting destination.

Daddy issues

BOOKS | By Tim Pfaff | Jul 11

A deeply felt, finely balanced account of being Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter captures the madness of life in the orbit of one of the last century's most influential, larger-than-life musicians with equal parts candor and compassion.

From festival screens to distribution

MOVIES | By David Lamble | Jul 11

Here's a summary of films from Frameline 42 that have already secured theater distribution or TV deals.


Nightlife events July 12-19, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Events Editor | Jul 11

Summer nights include piano concerts al fresco, women rockin' bands and dance parties, and gay old and young times.

The Monster Show @ The Edge

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By photos by Steven Underhill | Jul 11

The Monster Show, The Edge bar's weekly drag show, scintillates and scandalizes with campy big numbers on a tiny stage. Last week's 'Bruno Mars vs. Marina & the Diamonds' theme featured an 'illegal alien' number by host Intensive Claire.

Gearing up!

LEATHER-KINK | By Race Bannon | Jul 11

In 1997, to help these gear-centric men connect, a man who goes only by Leon founded an international organization called BLUF, a community for men who have an interest in leather, uniforms and breeches. It now has thousands of members around the world.

Leather Events, July 13-29, 2018

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By Race Bannon | Jul 11

There's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Serving fluidi-tea: Levonia Jenkins at Oasis

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 3

With song titles like "Crackpipe," a parody of the Amy Winehouse hit "Rehab," as well as a video titled "So C*nt", Levonia Jenkins is pretty outrageous. Jenkins, a self-described YouTube sensation, brings her stage act 'Gender Fluids' to Oasis on July 12.

Manimal @ Beaux

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS | By photos: Steven Underhill | Jul 3

Friday nights at Beaux see a diverse fun crowd of patrons who enjoy Manimal, the dance music night that features gogo cuties in the spacious club venue.